• Stephen King gets no apology from Maine governor

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    CUMBERLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he doesn't owe Stephen King an apology. The governor responded to a question about the spat during a public discussion by saying he never stated King moved to Florida to dodge income taxes. Instead, he contends he said King is "not...

  • US government approves Dallas club's rhino import permit

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    DALLAS (AP) — The U.S. government will allow a Texas man to import the trophy of an endangered black rhinoceros should he kill one in Africa as part of a conservation fundraiser. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday that importing a carcass from Namibia meets criteria...

  • Trooper's killer had been convicted in supremacist brawl

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Michigan man killed in a shootout that also left a rookie Wisconsin state trooper dead was part of a group of skinheads who attacked black and Hispanic people nearly 20 years ago, court records show. Steven Timothy Snyder was convicted in 1996 of disorderly...

  • Ex-NFL star Sharper to appear twice in New Orleans court

    Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An April 7 court date has been set in a Louisiana state court for Darren Sharper, the former NFL star who has entered pleas in four states where he is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting women. So far, Sharper has pleaded guilty to charges in Las Vegas and...

  • Former NFL great Bednarik remembered at viewing in hometown

    Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Hall of Famer Chuck Bednarik is being remembered as a major figure in the history of the NFL and one of the Philadelphia Eagles' greatest players. The Easton Express-Times (http://bit.ly/1EYY7aM ) reports that Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie was among the mourners at...

  • Family of man killed by Georgia police want investigation

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — The family of a man who police say drove a Maserati at officers before he was fatally shot announced Thursday that they are seeking an independent investigation of the incident. Nicholas Taft Thomas, 23, was killed Tuesday at a Goodyear store where he worked...

  • Feds: Chicago-area cousins planned US terrorist attack

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring "the flames of war to the heart" of America if he was unable to get to the Middle East to join the Islamic State group, and his cousin bragged that he could kill at least 150 people in a terrorist attack in the U.S.,...

  • Monsanto fined for not reporting Idaho chemical releases

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Monsanto Co. has agreed to pay $600,000 in fines for not reporting hundreds of uncontrolled releases of toxic chemicals at its eastern Idaho phosphate plant. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday announced the...

  • Grateful Oklahomans salvage belongings after killer storm

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) — Oklahomans salvaged soggy belongings Thursday after the Plains' first tornado outbreak of 2015, expressing gratitude that casualties were low but understanding that nature's next punch could be far worse. One person died and dozens of people were injured...

  • Suzanne Somers brings musical nightclub act to Las Vegas

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Television personality Suzanne Somers is bringing a nightclub act to Las Vegas starting in May. Westgate Las Vegas officials announced this week that the "Dancing with the Stars" contestant will perform a 70-minute musical show dubbed "Suzanne Sizzles" that promises a...

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